Originally Posted by Allison Finch
PRETEND NOT TO BE AFRAID. It works, with practice.
Ever hear of quantum physics? In a nutshell, it's the reason Allison's phrase is correct. The theory is that simply by changing your thinking, you can actually alter your brain chemistry to be more positive "glass is half full" than "half empty" Fake it 'til you make it. While nudging is good and getting people unstuck, you'll get there when you're ready and not a moment sooner.
Maybe try a few lessons with someone else or take a complete break from riding until the horsey bug bites you so badly, you get back on and ride like no tomorrow!